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BOX 129-132 Part II: General Correspondence, 1922-1994
The General Correspondence series in Part II supplements the correspondence files in Part I and features correspondence with family members and close colleagues. An alphabetical file dates largely from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s and contains correspondence between Métraux and her family, most notably her son, Daniel Alfred Metraux, and husband, Alfred Métraux. It also includes correspondence with close associates, among them Theodora M. Abel, Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Luther S. Cressman, M. Inez Hilger, and Margaret Mead. Métraux’s correspondence with Mead in this series includes handwritten letters that are more personal than those found in Part I, yet which remain largely focused on their professional activities. A chronological file dates largely from the 1970s to 1980s and relates largely to Métraux’s professional activities. A digital file, 1987-1994, contains drafts of letters to friends as well as draft responses to researchers inquiring about Margaret Mead as well as Métraux’s own work as an anthropologist. Métraux’s correspondence with family members, Mead, and other colleagues during her fieldwork in Papua New Guinea in 1967-1968 and 1971-1973 is located in the Projects series in Part II.
Material types include: letters sent and received with related attachments including photographs.
Arranged as an alphabetical file organized by name of correspondent, a chronological file, a digital file, and miscellaneous greeting cards.
BOX 129 Alphabetical file
"A" general, 1953-1954, 1964
Abel, Theodora M., 1953-1954, 1966, 1978-1991
(2 folders)
"B" general, 1950-1954, 1964-1966
Bateson, Gregory, 1948-1949, 1960-1980
Belo, Jane, 1948-1953
Bubendey, Paul (brother), and his children, 1949-1954
"C" general, 1951-1954
Caffrey, Margaret M., 1988-1992
Chapin, Elsa, 1951-1953, 1960
Cressman, Luther S., 1922-1987
(4 folders)
"D-E" general, 1949-1953, 1964
Eichelberger, Marie E., 1953-1966, 1977
Epple, Annamarie Bubendey (mother), 1953-1954, 1966
(2 folders)
"F-G" general, 1953
BOX 130 Gorer, Geoffrey, 1949-1985
(4 folders)
"H" general, 1949-1954
Hilger, M. Inez, 1950-1952, 1966
"I-J" general, 1953, 1966
Keller, Mary D., 1949-1954
Krebs, Hanna P., 1949-1953, 1978
"L" general, 1951-1953, 1966
Lee, Leila, 1953-1954
Lowenfeld, Margaret, 1953-1954
"M" general, 1950-1953, 1970
Mead, Margaret
From Métraux, 1946-1978
(7 folders)
To Métraux
Originals, 1949-1951, 1966, 1978
BOX 131 1950-1954, 1964-1977
(3 folders)
Note exchanged, 1978
Métraux, Alfred (husband), 1944-1960
Metraux, Daniel Alfred (son)
(8 folders)
BOX 132 1967-1979, 1994
(2 folders)
Métraux, Eric (stepson), 1953-1954, 1966
Métraux, Ruth W. (sister-in-law), 1952-1953
"N-W" general, 1952-1954, 1962-1966
(2 folders)
Wolfenstein, Martha, 1953-1954
Chronological file, 1951-1991
(5 folders)
DF Digital file
Largely consisting of letters to friends as well as responses to researchers inquiring about Margaret Mead as well as Métraux’s own work as an anthropologist. Also includes some draft lectures and writings, lists, and resumes
Digital ID: mss83228_164_001
Digital ID: mss83228_164_013
Digital ID: mss83228_164_002
Digital ID: mss83228_164_003
Digital ID: mss83228_164_015
Digital ID: mss83228_164_004
Digital ID: mss83228_164_005
Digital ID: mss83228_164_006
Digital ID: mss83228_164_007
Miscellaneous greeting cards, 1953, 1974
BOX 133-154 Part II: Subject File, 1894-1994
The Subject File covers a variety of topics including Métraux’s involvement in professional organizations. It further explores the lives and professional activities of colleagues and the childrearing of her son, Daniel Alfred Metraux. Prominent in the series are files relating to Margaret Mead. Included are correspondence files, schedules, estate records, descriptive lists of Mead’s personal papers, photographs, and writings by Mead, including poetry and a short story. Also present in the series are items belonging to others that found their way into Métraux’s possession. Included are personal items belonging to Gregory Bateson among them letters, a calendar, photographs, and drawings from the 1930s; a small cache of family papers; and a file relating to his analysis of the Nazi propaganda film Hitlerjunge Quex. Letters and photographs from the late 1920s belonging to Reo Fortune are also included in the series. The childrearing of Métraux’s son, Daniel, is well documented in the series from his birth in 1948 to his graduation from Beloit College in 1970. His correspondence reveals his close relationship with many of his parents’ colleagues.
Material types include: correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, programs, handbooks, directories, writings by others, bibliographies, biographical material, calendars, schedules, photographs, drawings, postcards, school records, notes, estate records, contracts, royalty statements, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by name of individual or organization, topic, or type of material. Digital files arranged as received.
BOX 133 Abel, Theodora M.
Gabalbon, J. LeRoy, "Patterns of an Age: Psychological Writings of Theodora M. Abel," 1980
(2 folders)
Published articles and bibliography, 1932-1972
(3 folders)
American Museum of Natural History, 1979-1988
Anthropologists, obituaries and other articles, 1980-1982
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceana, 1981-1986
Authors League of American and Authors Guild, 1972-1982
Bateson, Gregory
Analysis of Hitlerjunge Quex, 1942-1943, 1979-1980
BOX 134 Bibliography, card file, undated
Correspondence and printed matter about Bateson, 1968-1986
Items belonging to Bateson
Correspondence (1934-1936), calendar (1932), and questionnaire response (1942), 1932-1936, 1942
Photographs, cards, and postcards, 1934, undated
Writings and drawings by Bateson and Bateson family papers, 1894-1947
Bateson, Mary Catherine
Binder on With a Daughter's Eyeby Bateson and Jane Howard's Margaret Mead: A Life, 1984
Letter about future biographers of Mead, 1979
Belo, Jane, 1968, 1983
Benedict, Ruth
General, 1938, 1948-1989
Notes and partial drafts on daydreaming, undated
Unidentified manuscript on France from her files, circa 1945
(2 folders)
BOX 135 Black and white kinship, 1979
Boas, Franz
Fieldwork of his students, response to E. E. Evans-Pritchard, 1955, 1961-1964
(5 folders)
Photographs, 1928
Ruby, Jay, "Franz Boas and the Origin of Visual Anthropology," undated
Bunzel, Ruth, photograph, circa 1940-1941
Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Miscellany, 1977-1989
Seminar on Content and Methods in the Social Sciences, 1978-1984
Comhaire-Sylvain, Jean and Suzanne, bibliography, 1959
Erikson, Erik, "Zones and Modes in Psycho-Sexual Development of the Child," 1948
Fortune, Reo
Correspondence about Fortune, 1932, 1980-1981
Items belonging to Fortune, correspondence and photographs, 1928-1929
Printed matter, 1959
BOX 136 Shannon, Magdaline W., thesis on Haiti and Herbert Hoover's foreign policy, 1974-1976
Holt, Anatole ("Tully"), transcript of conference on his card system, 1963
Holt, Claire, bibliography of English-language publications on Indonesia, 1951
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